Online genealogy resources

Free with your Porirua library card and pin: Ancestry Library Edition when you login via the Porirua library catalogue; plus FREE New Zealand family research resources; and overseas genealogy search databases.

Free with your Porirua library card and pin: Ancestry Library Edition when you login via the Porirua library catalogue; plus FREE New Zealand family research resources; and overseas genealogy search databases.

Subscription databases.

Free access to these resources is only available on the genealogy computers at Porirua City Centre library.

  • πŸ‘‰Ancestry Library EditionΒ 
    Ancestry is also available to search for free from home until 31 December 2021. You must be a Porirua Library member and require a PIN or password. Login to the library πŸ‘‰catalogue and then click on the Ancestry link. Full instructionsπŸ‘‰ here
  • πŸ‘‰Findmypast Community EditionΒ (maximum 2 users at any one time)
  • πŸ‘‰British Newspaper ArchiveΒ (maximum 2 users at any one time, registration required on first use)


Free New Zealand Online Resources


Free Overseas and General Online Resources

  • πŸ‘‰FamilySearch (website of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: registration required on first use).
  • πŸ‘‰Free UK Genealogy ( Free UK Genealogy provides online access to family history records. A team of dedicated volunteers creates high-quality transcriptions of public records from governmental sources, parish churches, and other trusted institutions. FreeUk has three project websites: πŸ‘‰FreeBMD (births, marriages and deaths), πŸ‘‰FreeCEN (census data from 1841 to 1891) and πŸ‘‰FreeREG (parish registers).
  • πŸ‘‰UK Marriage Locator ( This free website enables you to interpret the Marriage Index created by the General Register Office for England and Wales. By using it you can determine where your ancestors were married - not just which Registration District, but even which church.)
  • πŸ‘‰Trove (a National Library of Australia website offering free public access to a wide range of information, including historical and contemporary materials, e.g. digitised newspapers, maps, images).